Mike Tiani, the Historian for the New Canaan Fire Company, curates a special exhibit in honor of Fire Prevention Awareness Month. Chronicling 140 years of the Fire Company’s history, the show includes photographs, memorabilia, medals, uniforms and other artifacts. It celebrates the volunteers and explores the central role they played, and continue to play, in the fabric of this community. The opening reception will be on Tuesday, October 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Founded on July 4, 1845, with 24 men and a truck purchased shortly thereafter, the Fire Company was originally housed in a wooden shed on what is now essentially the site of the Wayside Cross at God’s Acre. Come learn of the Company’s evolution, the equipment it bought and fires it fought, and the crucial work it did in saving New Canaan’s residents and businesses.

The exhibition runs through October 26 in the Silvermine Gallery.